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President Barack Obama tours the Great Wall in Badaling, China, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. (AP)
President Barack Obama tours the Great Wall in Badaling, China, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. (AP)

Who knew mammograms and Pap smears could headline a week? But here they are this week, shoved into the health care debate just as everything is on the line for reform.
We’ve got the president in China, where the U.S. no longer towers. 9/11 trials coming to New York. The Fed chief warning of another year of high unemployment. Crunch time in the Senate on health care.
And women. Sarah Palin in the news. Oprah, signing off for cable. Hillary Clinton, in Kabul for Hamid Karzai’s inauguration.
This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

Matt Continetti, staff writer at The Weekly Standard. He's author of the new book, "The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star."

Jill Lawrence, columnist for Politics Daily.com and longtime reporter for USA Today.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation. She writes the "Editor's Cut" blog. She's also a contributor to the Nation's own take on Sarah Palin, "Going Rouge: An American Nightmare."

This program aired on November 20, 2009.

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